Flooding caused the Cariboo Regional District (CRD) to issue an evacuation order for one property on Forglen Road in McLeese Lake Sunday, April 26.
“Due to immediate danger to life safety due to flooding, affected residents have already been tactically evacuated,” according to a news release from the CRD.
The CRD says property owners who receive an evacuation order should:
• Leave the area immediately.
• Close all windows and doors.
• Do not shut off your natural gas.
• Close gates (latch) but do not lock.
• Gather your family: take a neighbour or someone who needs help.
• Take critical items (medicine, purse, wallet, and keys) only if they are immediately available. Take pets in pet kennels or on leash.
• Do not use more vehicles than you have to.
• Do not use the telephone unless you need emergency service.
If you are on an evacuation alert or order, or if you have been displaced from you home due to an emergency, the CRD asks that you self-register with Emergency Support Services (ESS) at ess.gov.bc.ca. Self-registration will reduce wait times for evacuees and assist in the referral process, according to the CRD.
Further information will be issued as it becomes available, and residents are encouraged to visit the CRD Emergency Operations Facebook page, as well as the CRD website. For more information, contact the CRD’s public information line at 1-866-759-4977, which is open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Residents are strongly encouraged to register for the Cariboo Chilcotin Emergency Notification System to receive a text, call or email regarding evacuation alerts and orders.